Random Hair Thoughts/Thinking out loud

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by AlliCat, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. spacetygrss

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    I used JOICO KPak products today for my wash and condition session. OMG! It usually takes me a good 45 minutes in the shower going section by section washing, rinsing and then putting conditioner in (and that's AFTER I've already untwisted, oiled and pre-sectioned my hair). Nope. The moment that shampoo hit my hair I was able to run my fingers right through my hair and it was smooth sailing. I was in-and- out in less than 25 minutes (some items needed to sit for 5 minutes). I was able to put my leave-in conditioner and shea butter, put my hair in big twists to dry and move on with my day with no further detangling, combing, etc. So far, so good.
     
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    If my hair was like my grandma’s I probably would have stayed natural longer :lachen:It took me no time at all to do her hair. Y’all know how much I like to be lazy lol. I used no rinse shampoo and conditioner since it’s pretty nippy in the house and she just didn’t feel like wetting her hair. I first detangled her hair with a Shea moisture detangler before I even “washed and conditioned” it. I then used TGIN Green Tea moisturizer (Chris-Tia, I’m begging please never reformulate. I might start a riot) and Blue Magic Castor Oil to seal. Then I single braided/plaited in 5 braids and twisted the ends. That’s it. She is the lowest maintenance natural I have ever seen :laugh: She doesn’t prepoo, deep condition, or trim her ends. Nathan. She barely washes her hair once every month or two. If I had to compare her hair to someone, it would probably be Chicoro. I could have sworn she was a type 4 when I was younger, but she’s solidly a type 3 now.
     
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    I did a quick length check with while wearing a bra that's not sitting mid-back on me :rolleyes:, and my hair was like an inch from touching the top of the band!!! I could actually be BSL by the end of December :toocool:
     
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    Took out my knotless box braids. Washed, deep conditioned and blow dried my hair. Me and DD have 2 braids. She’s so excited we have matching hairstyles. E08003BC-75BC-46F8-A157-D94BF072377A.jpeg
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    That's a cool cap! What type of heating mechanism does it have?

    Yes, my hair gets toasty even with the layers. When I first got it, I used to only use a plastic cap. But the heat would burn my ears so I figured it probably was doing to same to my hair. It was even hot on the lowest setting. So now with all of the layers, I turn it up to the highest setting for 20 mins and then turn it down if I keep it on longer than that. My hair benefits from conditioning with the warming effect of the indirect heat.

    Crazy that I didn't realize before this HHJ how much I used my heated styling appliances on way too high settings. Blow drying, curlers, flat iron and hard/bonnet hair dryers were always set on the highest setting. SMH.
     
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    I will be right there with you; blocking roads and burning tyres.
     
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    :toocool::clap::rofl:
     
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    Awhh thanks ladies:love3:
     
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    Right?? Before my HHJ I would turn my flat iron up to the highest setting 410-450 trying to get a silk press with bad technique smh. This is a Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap. The pros is that it’s really easy to use and it does actually warm up pretty evenly but the cons is that you can’t get exact temperatures because you to microwave it.

    You have me running out to go buy a new shower cap now! :)
     
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    If I can't get a color appointment with my stylist I'm going back to black myself. I have a trim appointment with her Saturday. Hopefully they have open appointments behind the scenes cause waiting six months plus for some color ain't happening.

    I guess I can have the guy who has done my color touch up do it. Hmmm.
     
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    I think after I take these braids out i'll switch to either a u part wig or a sew in to give my hair a break. Either way i'm leaving these braids in for the rest of the month and then prepping my hair for the holidays.
     
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    Just bought this brand new bonnet, and JUST lost it. Like whyyyyyyyy?!?!?!?
     
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    Where? Did you lose it in the house? Hopefully you find it soon?
     
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    it was cute to have my bun out this week, but the gym has been killing my little ponytail. Back to my fake ponytail next week.
     
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    I might’ve left it at my moms house. I bought it during the weekend, but also spent the weekend at my moms house for mommy-daughter weekend. So it’s either at her house, in my car somewhere, or I put it down somewhere in my own apartment.

    But I haven’t seen it yet. It was cute for 3$ lol
     
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    I did a braid n'curl last night and I so look like Shirley Temple :lachen:. I'm still cute though :p
     
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    I can’t sleep. I should wash my hair, but I hear thunder
     
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    what’s the relationship between thunder and washing your hair?
     
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    I'm starting to wonder if I could use a brush for both detangling & defining curls, with certain products. The more lightweight a product is, the more frizz and less definition.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I just washed my hair and I’m deep conditioning with Keracare Humecto. I’ll straighten it tonight and it might last. We are having a cold front in Houston
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    That rain with revert my hair instantly :hair:
     
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    My keratin treatment is completely worn off, but my hair was surprisingly easy to straighten tonight. Thank goodness for this cold front. It might last through the weekend.
     
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